Petrouchka, the ballet, was composed by Igor Stravinsky in 1910-11. The setting takes place at the Shrovetide fair in Admiralty Square, St. Petersburg, in 1830. The main characters are the Charlatan, the wicked director of amusements, and the puppets he keeps confined backstage ... the Moor, the Ballerina, and Petrouchka. When the Charlatan blows his flute, the three puppets spark to life, transformed into real people with real feelings. They leap from their little stage and dance in a frenzy among the thrilled and astounded carnival-goers.
Later, the Charlatan throws Petrouchka back in his dark cell. Petrouchka is humiliated and yearns to escape the Charlatan's cruel treatment. He also tries to express the love he feels for the...
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